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20 Mar 2006

A Song Cycle Intimately Journeys From Hope to Despair

schubert_small.jpgBy ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 20 March 2006]

Probably the last thing a listener wants to think about, in considering a performance of Schubert's "Schöne Müllerin" by a brilliant singer like the bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, is the tension between art and commerce. But hearing Mr. Quasthoff sing this 20-song cycle in Carnegie Hall on Saturday evening, it was hard not to.

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